VIP Assassination Plot: Nalaka de Silva further remanded

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Former Head of the Terrorism Investigations Department (TID), Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Nalaka de Silva who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, have been further remanded until 21 November.

The former DIG was presented before the Fort Magistrate on Wednesday (07).

The CID is currently investigating the allegations made by the Operational Director of the Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara that DIG Nalaka de Silva had been allegedly conspiring to assassinate President Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa by using underworld criminal ‘Makadure Madush’ who is absconding Court at the moment.

DIG Nalaka de Silva was sent on compulsory leave and later interdicted by the National Police Commission (NPC) following a recommendation forwarded by the Ministry of Law and Order, while a separate inquiry is in progress over the automatic firearms of the Division that had gone missing.

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